After a number of recent incidents / emergencies (remember to include the Moerdijk fire on January 5, 2011), there is a lot of media attention to safety in the process industry. The government try to regulate it with the BRZO, Decree on risks of serious accidents (Seveso legislation).
When is a company BRZO, decree on risks of serious accidents (Seveso legislation), obligatory
The BRZO, decree on risks of serious accidents (Seveso legislation), is complementary to the European directive to prevent disasters and major accidents. Companies with large amounts of hazardous materials such as flammable, explosive and toxic substances which are dangerous for man and nature are BRZO, decree on risks of serious accidents (Seveso legislation), companies. These companies are called BRZO companies.
Such BRZO companies must include a safety report (VR) or MAPP document (Prevention Policy Major Accidents) if more than a certain quantity of dangerous substances presents in the company.
The aim is to prevent disasters and major accidents involving dangerous substances with which workers, the surroundings and the environment are protected.
BRZO companies undergo strict controls and there are maintained by the letter of the law. If problems arise with governments, it can have negative consequences for your company because the results of inspections are often made public. Light shortcomings occasionally will be widely reported in the media. People who have no experience can get wrong impressions within the process industry, after all, a violation is a violation, and whether it is light or heavy, it may simply not occur. So wrong social image may occur (that company is very dangerous, if something happens, we are all at big risk …. these statements are often made). The media makes good use of it to disclose this to the people.
It’s our job to prevent violation and act conscientiously. And that’s not the most important, the most important is the prevention of major accidents involving dangerous substances. Another point is that by means of the safety report (VR) they can chart the procedure and thus revieve a “license to operate” given by the competent authority. the public authority informs the presence of hazardous substances. This enables fire brigade (company fire brigade / joint fire) the safety region and other agencies are better prepared for a potential disaster. One can quickly intervene to better manage a major accident. Therefore, we must clearly identify the procedure. Proveiance can help.
It is therefore very important that you prevent problems in the field of process safety and/or BRZO, decides risk major accidents occur.
Proveiance your BRZO, decree on risks of serious accidents (Seveso legislation), support
Proveiance has extensive experience in the field of BRZO, decree on risks of serious accidents (Seveso legislation). Conforms a PGS 6 we can set up, modify and/or maintain a Safety Management System (VBS) .
Naturally, first we test if the company really is BRZO, decides risk serious accidents, obligatory. If this is the case, is determined in which category(light or heavy). Companies are covered by the category light only need to make up a PBZO document. For BRZO companies in the heavy category applies the obligatory of the VR (safety report).
We can supervise the whole process for you, including give a detailed interpretation in respect of the elements of the safety management system (SMS). Example, we can process KPI’s set (leading and lagging) to determine whether the security is managed within your company. Furthermore, we can also carry out the necessary audits to the system systematically to screen for proper operation.
BRZO, decree on risks of serious accidents, is important to demonstrate good command risky processes. Problems within BRZO area can mean closure / shutdown of the company. It is important that BRZO companies have there affairs systematically properly managed to prevent disasters and major accidents involving dangerous substances.
Also read process safety in the process industry.
In short, Proveiance offers a complete support when it comes to BRZO.